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Mary P Burnett (Kennedy)

Birthplace: Canada
Death: Died in Adelaida, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Kennedy and Ellen Kennedy
Wife of John Alexander Cooper and Wesley Burnett
Mother of Richard Cooper; Alexander J Cooper; James K Burnett; Rosa Burnett; Lillie E Burnett and 1 other
Sister of Elizabeth Kennedy`; William Kennedy; John Kennedy and James Kennedy

Managed by: Christine C. Tutak
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About Mary P Burnett

Mary Kennedy-Cooper Burnett came to California with the Cooper family, and in 1853 married John Cooper in Saramento. In 1854 John and Mary Cooper had a son Charles at the San Juan Batista Mission. John Cooper mysteriously disappeared and Mary married Wesley Burnett. Later, when the Burnetts were living a Cayucos, Mary was visited by her brother, Robert Kennedy, who had just been released from the Union Army. One day Mary was assisting her brother in the task of hitching a horse to a rig when it seemed necessary for her to give the horse a good whack on the rump with a stick. The horse responded with a hard kick which left Mary crippled with a bad hip and generally poor health. Burnett lost his 28 year old wife on January 10, 1878. He buried her on a hill overlooking his Rancho Corral de los Mulos, on a tract of land which later would become the Adelaida Cemetery.

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Mary P Burnett's Timeline

November 9, 1854
Age 23
San Juan Bautista, San Benito, California, United States
Age 25
California, United States
January 24, 1862
Age 31
California, United States
Age 33
Age 35
Age 38
January 10, 1878
Age 47
Adelaida, California, United States